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Written by
Sara Jeannette Duncan
Edited by
Thomas E. Tausky

Cover of Imperialist

488 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9781896133386
$19.95 CA

488 pages, Hardcover
ISBN: 9781896133171
$39.95 CA

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About the Book Around 1880, the writers in this anthology began to write poetry of a calibre not seen before in Canada. Both Isabella Valancy Crawford and William Wilfred Campbell soon emerged as distinctive voices, but Charles G. D. Roberts played the vital role. His early poetry showed the possibilities of a Canadian Romanticism to Archibald Lampman, Bliss Carman, and Duncan Campbell Scott. By the end of the century, Campbell had launched an attack on Carman that disrupted the earlier harmony of the group, and the deaths of Crawford in 1887 and Lampman in 1899 marked the end of an era. The four surviving poets would remain active for some time, but the last two decades of the nineteenth century were the great years for the Confederation poets. A Northern Romanticism includes such familiar lyrics as Roberts´ "The Tantramar Revisited," Lampman´s "Among the Timothy," and Scott´s "The Height of Land," and lesser-known works such as Crawford´s "Gisli: the Chieftain," Roberts´ New York Nocturnes (1998), and Carman´s Sappho lyrics (1905). This anthology features introductions to each poet, bibliographies, and explanatory notes as well as essays from Charles G. D. Roberts, Archibald Lampman, Bliss Carman, Duncan Campbell Scott, E. K. Brown, R. E. Rashley, Malcolm Ross, Germaine Warkentin, D.M.R. Bentley, Stan Dragland, and Susan Glickman. Tracy Ware is the editor of Levi Adams´ Jean Baptiste (Canadian Poetry Press) and the author of articles on Shelley, Wordsworth, Poe, Naipaul, Keneally, and various aspects of Canadian literature. He teaches English at Queen´s University.

About the Authors Sara Jeannette Duncan
Sara Jeannette Duncan (1861-1922), a ground-breaking journalist with "The Washington Post" and "The Toronto Globe," travelled around the world with a female friend, unthinkable for women then. In India she met her husband Everard Cotes. The Brantford, Ontario-born Duncan began producing novels, plays, essays and more, including "An American Girl in London" (1891), and her best-known work, "The Imperialist" (original 1904; edited version by Thomas E. Tausky, 1996, Tecumseh).

Thomas E. Tausky
Thomas E. Tausky (1942- ) has edited several books about Canadian writer Sara Jeanette Duncan: "Sara Jeanette Duncan: Selected Journalism" (1978 Borealis), Sara Jeannette Duncan: Novelist of Empire (1980), and also "Sara Jeannette Duncan" (1988) in the "Canadian Writers and Their Works" series. He has also edited several of Duncan's books "The Simple Adventures of a Memsahib" and "The Imperialist." He has taught Canadian and post-colonial literature at the University of Western Ontario.

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